Contra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
Tel: (510)235-7800
6,890 students
Public institution

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Contra Costa Community College District was established on December 14, 1948, with boundaries nearly identical to those of Contra Costa County. There are three colleges in the district: Contra Costa College (San Pablo), Los Medanos College (Pittsburgh), and Diablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill), which also operates the Center for Higher Education (San Ramon).
School Highlights:
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Contra Costa College serves 6,890 students (30.48% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
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Contra Costa College is one of 7 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Berkeley City College (7.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 160 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Contra Costa College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 160 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 6,890 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,890 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 43:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 2,100 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 4,790 students
1,017 students
% Asian
19%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
37%
7%
% Black
24%
12%
% White
10%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
3%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.75 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,038 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,298 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,038 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The Center for Science Excellence is a special scholarship program in the Science Division at Contra Costa College that began due to a generous grant by the Army Research Office in the Department of Defense. The overall goal of the Center is to increase the number of underrepresented graduates in the physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering. The mission of the CCC Foundation is to perpetuate financial assets through a variety of fundraising activities in order to offer financial assistance to the college's scholarship,educational, and training programs. Since 1982 the College For Kids program at Contra Costa College has been offering educational enrichment classes during the summer for students entering grades 2 through 12. Class offerings include English, Math, Culinary Arts, Journalism, Computers, Science, Art, Drama, and Dance. Each class is taught by a qualified instructor assisted by an Instructional Aide. The Contra Costa College Skills Center web site is a useful resource for students, faculty, and staff at the college. The new machines are great internet computers and they host Skills Bank and a large collection of other computer-aided instruction programs.

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Did You Know?
Contra Costa, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Contra Costa, CA is Contra Costa College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.